([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Wingspan 19 mm.
Distributed in the southern part of England, this species occupies a range of woodland and scrubland habitats.
The nocturnal adults are on the wing during June.
The larvae feed on blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) during autumn and pupate in a silken cocoon amongst leaf-litter. The winter is spent as a pupa.